Time After Approval, to Activate card?

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ivotedale
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Time After Approval, to Activate card?

Postby ivotedale » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:00 pm

I recently just got approved for the Amex Zync this weekend (9/3), and I'd really like to wait until around (9/19) to activate it, to use that date as the beginning of the cycle. I probably won't receive the card until later this week, but is there any issue waiting an additional week or two to activate it, even though I'll already have it? I don't really want to make it messy by changing due dates, and don't need to utilize it immediately.

It's more or less a super simple question, as I think it's strategically best for my spending habits to warrant the 19th-ish as my start date. Any word?
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF


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Postby ooxs » Sun Sep 04, 2011 10:40 pm

Your super simple answer is yes you can wait a week.

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Postby HipHopSays » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:09 am

i received a card once while i was on vacation .... it was about a month before i activated it and i received a call around the three week mark from the card issuer asking if it had arrived. so, you should be fine with a couple of week.

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Postby zapper_89 » Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:03 pm

So, if I just set up an account, does it start counting from the activation date or the approval date? I want a credit increase but I know AMEX has a minimum of 61 days before requests can be made.

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Postby ivotedale » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:00 am

Hm...on a bit of a different note, it's been well over a week and the Amex I was approved for has not arrived. I don't find it too alarming or anything, though I do find it rather unorthodox that my other Capital One card arrived within two days of it being approved (with customized image) as opposed to Amex's Zync.

I guess I'm just super impatient at the moment haha.
Currently: American Express Blue Sky, American Express Zync, Chase Freedom Visa, Capital One Newcomers--->converted to Capital One Quicksilver Mastercard NO AF

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Postby zapper_89 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:07 am

I was approved by AMEX on the 1st, received on the 14th. Approved by citi on the 30th, received on the 12th. \

They take their time.



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